This trendy downtown record store is the destination for music in the city of Columbus. Offering rare vinyls of new and classic bands and artists, as well as CDs, Spoonful Records is an affordable and unique establishment. The in-store atmosphere is laid-back and relaxed with tunes playing in the background and a pinball machine for customers to enjoy.
This trendy boutique is located in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus. Fashion forward, Rowe sells gorgeous designer pieces for both men and women. The high quality garments are contemporary and chic, perfect for becoming the next staple in your wardrobe. From structured blazers to flowing blouses, Rowe is sure to have something that catches your eye.
North Market is the greater Columbus area's version of a bustling old-world marketplace. Vendors galore occupy the enormous building's many stalls, each specializing in a different cuisine. There's a sausage shop, a pasta shop, fish mongers, meat mongers, Chinese, Mediterranean, sushi, Mexican, Vietnamese, a wine merchant, a cheese merchant and lots more. See website for complete list.
This popular shop is stocked with fashionable items and accessories for both men and women. Flirty dresses, pants, casual button-downs, belts and handbags are all on display, but the neatest thing may very well be their eclectic collection of funky gifts and novelty items. Warbling Bird Whistles, Secret Message Writing Sets, pillows embroidered with anchors, glass terrariums, old-fashioned crank radios...the list goes on. You can definitely kill a lot of time browsing in this fun place.
Located in the Clintonville district just north of the city, Wholly Craft is a unique store that sells clothes, mugs, souvenirs, baby products, and a range of other products. The store staff is very friendly and welcoming soo feel free to stop by at their store or you can also order their products online. Wholly Craft offers classes in knitting and crochet and also have a private space to organize kids parties and events.
Easton Town Center takes retail to a whole new level. Some developers set their sites on a plot of land outside the city, but instead of putting up a regular old mall, they decided to build a small town. They did, complete with a town square, a town fountain, little streets zigzagging through small city blocks. But instead of local businesses and residential buildings lining those streets, it's mall shops, mall eateries, and mall entertainment. All the cosmetic touches are there, from cute little building facades to cute little old-timey police cars providing security. And there are three major hotels on the outskirts of "town" so that shoppers can truly immerse themselves in this little bubble. See website for complete business listing.
The Market Italian Village is an Italian market, restaurant, and cafe all rolled into one. Offering quality products from Italy, their shelves are stocked full of tempting items like wines, olive oils, cheeses, and more. Stop in for your morning cup of coffee and their delicious breakfast - bonus: kids eat free during weekend brunch! During lunch, you'll have your pick of wood-fired pizzas to choose from, or mains like the veal scallopini.
Zer0z is a boon to those who wish to reduce the amount of dispensable items in their bags. Their thin wallets are manufactured so that only cash and essential identification and credit cards fit into the compartments. Though the attention is on functionality, the contemporary designs add a dash of style to the products. This shop caters to clients of all age groups who wish to reorganize their purses, and consequently, their way of life. It also stocks other merchandise such as trendy t-shirts.
The Monk's Copy Shop, in the heart of Downtown Columbus, is something of an oddity. It's a full service copy shop, serving local businesses honorably. But as you walk by, you're struck by their window display: tons and tons of gorgeous handmade pottery, all for sale at extremely reasonable prices. Seriously, at a proper art gallery, these pieces would fetch exponentially more than the modest USD 5 and USD 10 price tags they command here. Asked Why the pottery? one clerk replied (clearly having answered this question many a time), "Well, we're a copy shop. What else would we put in the window?" Touché.
State & Third is located within the Shops at Capitol Square in downtown Columbus. The shop focuses on original handcrafted items from American designers, shining the spotlight on crafted products from Ohio. The eclectic collection has a wide variety of unique finds from printed t-shirts to handmade jewelry, bags, and other accessories. It's the perfect place to look for a gift or a souvenir of your travels.